Leanne Davis
Leanne Davis is a Darlington born, London based writer, actor, comedian and porky-pier. This blog seeks to highlight all the fibs, lies and porky-pies she tells herself on a regular basis in a quest to out herself to… herself. Subsequently she will have no choice but to admit that she is the only one to blame for not yet having a star on Hollywood Boulevard….

Previously Leanne spent 18 months on a personal quest to abolish her risk averse nature by moving house every six weeks to live with strangers she'd found on Twitter. She also signed up to every adventure offered including a stint with the Hare Krishna's, internet dating, clown camp and ending up at a group masturbation session (seriously, it was an accident!! Why will no one believe her?!!). Leanne's journey was documented through the Huffington Post and culminated in a sell-out one woman show at The Edinburgh Festival 2013. Leanne was shortlisted for a BAFTA New Writing Award 2012 and a Funny Women Comedy Writing Award 2012 and her short film ‘Lucky’ (writer/actor) was Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2013.

Check her out looking super sexy* in current ads for McDonald’s, Santander and Wowcher here. www.leannedavis.co.uk

*sexy is in the hands of the beholder.

Entries by Leanne Davis

Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #3 - I Can't Cope

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2014 | (17:55)

Fib #3 I Can't Cope.

"Eunice, what do you mean you forgot to buy a cauliflower?! That's it, Christmas is ruined! How can we have a turkey dinner WITHOUT a cauliflower?!!!"
- Mr Davis (my Dad), December 25th, 1996.

Having a father who will cancel Christmas...

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Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies #2 - I Love London

(0) Comments | Posted 5 October 2014 | (21:46)

Fib #2 I love London.

Oh crap bags. What have I just admitted to? This is a cardinal sin. "You don't love London? Then why don't you crawl back up to your coal mine and take your flat cap with you?!" It's probably a similar sentiment many English people had...

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Fibs, Lies and Porky Pies Number One - It's OK If We're Only Lying to Ourselves Right?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 September 2014 | (01:00)

I could totally, easily, effortlessly give up drinking. I am absolutely not addicted to my phone. I rarely use Facebook. And I will go for a run tomorrow. Oh and before I get down to an afternoon of writing, I'll just check this website for two seconds...

It's now 2.54pm....

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When Life Deals You Lemons....

(0) Comments | Posted 18 January 2014 | (12:10)

December 25th 2013. Christmas Day. The day has gone really well, considering. There haven't been any arguments. Well, not proper arguments. Not like Christmas 2006 and "Trolley Gate" where Mum and Dad bought my 35-year-old brother a 'hostess trolley'. Brother, not feeling the need for his sprouts to be kept...

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This Christmas Forget Presents, Simply Be Present With Your Presence

(1) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (15:40)

"Look at the raisin. Really look at it. Feel the raisin. Touch it. Place the raisin in your mouth. Don't chew, just let it sit on your tongue. Tongue the raisin."

Ok, that's a lie - we weren't actually told to tongue the raisin.

I'm in a mindfulness class...

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What Can We Gain From Taking Risks?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 October 2013 | (13:27)

A couple of weeks I found myself nose to snout with a very, very large seal, its head the size of a Shetland pony. I was around 700 meters from the shore (my ability to touch the bottom having disappeared several hundred meters ago), it was late September in The...

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The Hobo Adventurer Removes Her Mask

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (16:56)

As I sit at a small wooden table in front of my beaten up laptop, within a soulful little café in Hackney, my body prickles with energy as I think about telling you my story. I feel like crying. Should this happen, those in the café may well see my...

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The Hobo Adventurer Discovers the Hare Krishnas

(2) Comments | Posted 4 June 2013 | (17:28)

"I'm spending a day with Hare Krishnas next week."

"Oh, you be careful Leanne."


"They all take drugs."

"Have you been reading that Daily Mail again Dad?!"

To be fair, my Dad was not the only one who voiced concern or raised an eyebrow when I told him I...

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The Single Girl Unwittingly Discovers Her Sex

(2) Comments | Posted 26 April 2013 | (15:39)

"Now just popcorn out any words which reflect how you feel right now."


The only words I can think of are a little less positive. Mostly:

"What the hell?!"
"Period. Lots of period."

I should have listened to my gut instinct....

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The Single Girl Discovers Church

(3) Comments | Posted 9 April 2013 | (10:49)

7 April 2013 14:11
- Hi Darling. Just been to church. Was a wonderful service. Wished you were there.
- Hi Mum. Funnily enough, just been to church too. Was amazing. You'd have loved it.
- Really? A Catholic church?
- Erm, not exactly...


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A Single Girl's Quest for Adventure

(11) Comments | Posted 30 March 2013 | (00:00)

As I scroll through the headshots of men and women I squeal in horror to see my own face sat amongst a set of individuals bartering for a rendezvous with a stranger. This shouldn't have been such a shock given that I was the person who wedged my face there...

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